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    12v High Message

    First ride of the season. The battery had been on an automatic trickle charger over the winter.

    For the first 30-45 minutes of riding, I got a 12v high message.

    I didnt get it anymore that day or since then.

    I assume it was from the battery being a bit over voltage.

    Is this anything to worry about ?


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    July update--

    I hadnt seen the message all summer-- until last wekend. After a long morning ride, it appeared several times that afternoon, 12v Hi message. Late that afternoon, after a stop to swim, I hit the start buton and click-click-click.

    I pulled the seat and a strong smell of sulphur was evident. While checking the battery connections, I noticed it was quite hot, had bulges/ripples, and it's front plate was popped off.

    Towed it back in.

    Changed the battery with the other ski's--same issue click-click-click. Shorted across the relay and the starter cranked.

    Replaced the voltage regulator and the starter relay. New battery, too. It cranked right up.
    Showed 14v at idle, which from what I can find is normal.

    Sooo-- that few hours of riding with the 12v HI message cost some $$$-ouch! The moral is- stop riding with the 12v HI message.
    Voltage regulator
    starter relay
    AGM battery

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piney View Post
    July update--

    I hadnt seen the message all summer-- until last wekend. After a long morning ride, it appeared several times that afternoon, 12v Hi message. Late that afternoon, after a stop to swim, I hit the start buton and click-click-click.

    I pulled the seat and a strong smell of sulphur was evident. While checking the battery connections, I noticed it was quite hot, had bulges/ripples, and it's front plate was popped off.

    Towed it back in.

    Changed the battery with the other ski's--same issue click-click-click. Shorted across the relay and the starter cranked.

    Replaced the voltage regulator and the starter relay. New battery, too. It cranked right up.
    Showed 14v at idle, which from what I can find is normal.

    Sooo-- that few hours of riding with the 12v HI message cost some $$$-ouch! The moral is- stop riding with the 12v HI message.
    Voltage regulator
    starter relay
    AGM battery


    Great advice - thanks for sharing!

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